Metascore
30

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 22
  2. Negative: 10 out of 22
Watch On
  1. 50
    Here's a case of two actors who do everything humanly possible to create characters who are sweet and believable, and are defeated by a screenplay that forces them into bizarre, implausible behavior.
  2. However insulting the script is to the formidable talents of Clayburgh and Tambor, they turn in Shinola performances.
  3. Reviewed by: Ben Kenigsberg
    50
    A comedic semi-rehash of "An Unmarried Woman" (1978) with older leads, Never Again sports a good-hearted story but doesn't know how to tell it.
  4. The opening of writer-director Eric Schaeffer's sloppy, sporadically funny adult sex comedy Never Again shows how an undisciplined filmmaker can sabotage his best intentions.
  5. 50
    There are moments, too, where the forced hipness falls aside and the two lead characters just plain relate, realistically and maturely, with a seasoned playfulness that is truly charming.
  6. Reviewed by: Frank Lovece
    40
    Kudos to writer-director Eric Schaeffer for doing a sexually graphic romantic comedy about fiftysomethings without being patronizing or cutesy. With both heart and guts, he honestly depicts how that moony-eyed, falling-in-love rush of endorphins is the same at 55 as it is at 15.
  7. Youthful audiences won't be attracted to a love story between two 54-year-olds in the first place, and mature audiences will be turned off by the language, not necessarily out of prudishness, but out of its sheer crassness.
  8. 40
    It's a pleasure to see Jill Clayburgh on the big screen in a story about middle-aged love and sexuality, but she can't rescue this alternately trite and implausible comedy.
  9. 40
    Schaeffer fails to develop the relationship beyond clichéd signpost events.
  10. 40
    This is not exactly original, but Schaeffer and his cast manage to make it tolerable.
User Score
6.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. RyanP
    Dec 28, 2005
    0
    This may be the most poorly written movie I have ever experienced. The dialogue lumbers and each scene is so contrived and nonsensical I kept This may be the most poorly written movie I have ever experienced. The dialogue lumbers and each scene is so contrived and nonsensical I kept thinking to myself, "Why, why, why?!" Watch "Something's Gotta Give" instead, a well written, intelligent and funny romantic comedy featuring 50/60 year old characters. Avoid "Never Again". Full Review »